Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson talks about how the Trump administration is doing after a year in office, the state of the world, his book The Square And The Tower, hotspots around the world from China to North Korea to Saudi Arabia, and much more.
When journalists and pundits write about or mention polarization, they do not normally make distinctions about who is polarized: members of congress, political party elites or average americans. Nor do they distinguish between different intensities of polarization.
When President Harry S. Truman left office in January 1953, most Americans were glad to see him go. Since the introduction of presidential approval ratings, Truman's 32 percent rating was the lowest for any departing president except for that of Richard Nixon, who 21 years later resigned amid the Watergate scandal.